We understand that having surgery is a stressful thing. That’s why we’ve compiled a visual list of do’s and don’ts so you can be less stressed and more prepared.

Do

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Bring Money

only enough money to cover any required insurance co-pays

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Shower

wash and dry your hair before coming to the Surgical Center (It could be a day or longer before you can do these things again.)

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Brush Your Teeth

do not swallow any water, toothpaste or mouthwash

 
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Bring a Case to Safely Store Breakables

i.e eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and dentures (partials or retainers)

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Bring Eye Drops & Respiratory Inhalers

(breathing treatments) if you use them

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Wear Only Cotton Undergarments

all others may have to be removed for procedures

 

Do Not

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Bring Valuables

cash, credit cards, checkbooks, jewelry, items of sentimental value, or valuable items (including valuable clothing)

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Bring Valuable Electronics

laptop computers, personal music and game players, and cellular phones should also be left at home, unless your care partner can accept responsibility for their safety

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Use Hair Spray, Perfume, or Cologne or Lotions

of any kind

 
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Wear Make-up or Mascara

nail polish use is discouraged

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Wear Deodorant

if you are having breast or shoulder surgery

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Wear Jewelry

all jewelry, including body jewelry and wedding bands, must be removed before surgery

 

Additional Information

You may bring reading materials.
The Surgical Center is not responsible for lost items.